ABP South Wales consists of five ports which play an important role in the economy of UK handling more than 12 million tons of cargo every year. We performed inspections in three ports – Swansea, Cardiff and Newport – as a part of ABP South Wales’ asset management of port structures.
At the end of the year 2017, the VRT field team packed our survey vessel, their passports and toothbrushes setting out on a mission to help UK ports and terminals in smarter asset management. In the UK, our licensed team of experts was on the road for over one month, bringing VRT’s high-technology solutions to various ports around the country. VRT surveyed altogether 8 port and oil terminal structures including wharfs, locks and jetties.
Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy built the offshore wind farm in Tahkoluoto, Pori, which is the world’s first offshore wind farm designed especially for icy conditions. The offshore wind farm consists of 10 turbines, and VRT Finland was supporting the installation by utilising multibeam sonar inspections and licensed inspectors to verify baseline data. The finalisation of the project by installing the erosion protection of the foundations and the sea cable was also ensured by VRT’s inspections.
Two weeks ago part of VRT’s sales team, Karri Koistinen and Pia Asikainen, packed their bags and flew to Oslo, Norway for Norsk Vann Årskonferansen 2017. This yearly conference is the place to be if you are involved with Norwegian water management; this year the event gathered together almost 300 water industry professionals from all over Norway and few of them also from abroad.